Christine writes and performs music under the moniker Que Verde—a name that comes from a recurring line in a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca. She began performing as Que Verde soon after picking up an electric guitar for the first time in Chicago, instinctively drawn to its loose, low growl.
Songs welled up and out—first on the electric and acoustic guitars, and later on the piano and ukulele—and have kept ‘a coming ever since.
In her songs you'll find—in one form or another—a range of influences: a turn of phrase from a poem, or the ebb and flow of the midday sun streaking through the trees. Those then give rise to various sounds you’ll hear: a shard of angular guitar, a chorus of lush harmonies, or folk-tinged finger-picking, humble like earth.
After seasons in Chicago and New York, Que Verde is currently based in Washington, D.C.
Her latest release is an eight-song recording entitled Atoms and Dust. Earlier releases include a full-length record (The Most Important Thing) and a four-song EP (Secret Agent Love). Christine has also contributed to compilations, including for Teenbeat Records.
Que Verde has performed at various music venues over the years, including at the Hideout in Chicago, the Knitting Factory, Pianos, and Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and live sets on the radio, including WHPK in Chicago and KAOS in Olympia, Washington.